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    HAPPY ANNIVERSARY by Trinity Summitt

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    The Smiths sat across the small, iron-legged table from one another, and Marilyn’s eyes were heavily focused on the smudged glass topper. She turned her gazed to the partially open sliding door...

    MOZART’S SONATA IN D MAJOR by Bo Kearns

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    Drawn by the prospect of publication, writers gathered at the conference in Malibu. A bespectacled woman, her gray hair uniformly curled under at the edges, stood and read from her work. “The...

    AN ANGELS LAST GIFT by Matthew Fontenault

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                There was only one option; I had to save my platoon. I screamed with everything I had, "Grenade, everybody down!” Looking back at my best friend Johnny Boy, I tossed him...

    RAFFLES by Judith Newlin

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    Back then we lived near the center of town, behind the cavernous library. Mom worked in the orange-carpeted children’s room, which meant during the summers she could keep tabs on us during...

    UNDOCUMENTED by Maria Valenzuela Frangakis

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    Undocumented The U.S. border was only a three-hour-drive from my college town, but the idea of going al otro lado hadn’t occurred to me before Isa invited me...

    O GIGANTE by Gustavo Salvaggio

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    O GIGANTE Havia um gigante encerrado entre os muros da cidade. Era a praça central onde ele cochilava, respirando, e o tráfego próximo a ele era interditado devido a...

    SECOND HONEYMOON by Amanda Corbin

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    As they stood for coffee in the ribcage of the airport terminal, he watched his wife pluck an invisible note from the air and tuck it behind her ear. His tonsils caught...

    NOTHING OUT OF THE ORDINARY by Anita Lekic

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    “Oof!” She sighs in exasperation.  I’m in Belgrade for a visit.  Fadina – I’ve called my mother by her first name since I was a child -- is restless...

    DESCENT by Robert Gamer

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                Descent Pulling the rip cord, it failed to work. Same with the rip cord for the escape  chute.  Spiraling down, I quickly deduced that my parachutes were not...

    THE FIRST by Alexander Preis

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    The First             Jacob looked at his watch. “I better head out; my flight leaves pretty early.” Jacob’s table was the only one still occupied in the mostly empty...